My friend Jenna’s dog Wesley is a bit of a barker when people come over, and he’s kind of ferocious even though he’s a tiny little thing. As part of a solution to this problem, my friend’s family has taught him to “wait in his spot” and I’ve always been a little envious because I wish I could teach Lucas to wait. So browsing the web after being at her house last night, I found “teach your dog to wait”, an instructional video by Petco. If you are trying to teach your dog to wait, this video discusses the dog waiting at a door before it is opened and letting you go through it before them. If you can teach you dog to wait in this situation, then you can probably teach your dog to wait in a “spot” like Wesley does for when people ring the bell and are being let inside the house. I am going to try teaching Lucas this skill, because I am starting to feel really sorry for our food delivery men, family, and friends. Mostly for the delivery men though…they scare easily!